CarboTech AC GmbH

CarboTech AC GmbH

The company is Germany‘s leading supplier of powdered, granulated, and extruded activated carbons. In the very heart of the Ruhr industrial area, CarboTech operates integrated production plants for the manufacture, processing and packaging of customised activated carbons, activated cokes and Carbon Molecular Sieves from hard coal, coconut shell coke and charcoal. In addition, 30 years of experience in the production and development of Carbon Molecular Sieves (CMS) make CarboTech worldwide the partner of choice in the area of PSA-based nitrogen generation.

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Elisenstraße 119 , Essen , 45139 Germany
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Industry Type:
Air Filtration
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Globally (various continents)

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CarboTech has it’s roots in the german mining industry and is the leading manufacturer of activated carbons in Germany today.

CarboTech’s strength is the development of tailor-made products, especially for complex applications. The characteristics of our activated carbons can be tailored exactly to the individual wishes of our cutomers.

Clean water, clean air, and clean ground – keeping clean our most important habitats is the only way to create the basis for a higher quality of life. CarboTech has been dedicated to these challenges for over 50 years as a specialist for adsorption using activated carbons, zeolites, silica gels and activated aluminas.

As a manufacturing company we benefit from a unique breadth of experience to supply solutions that have a sense of proportion and  are characterised by a high level of economy and reliability, in Germany, Europe and across the world. We are also keen to look beyond our technical horizons.

After world war 2, the Bergwerksverband GmbH (mining association) began setting up experimental facilities for the production of purest carbon and activated carbon. Thanks to many years of experimenting, it proved possible to produce very high quality activated carbon from hard coal. In 1955, a large-scale pilot plant was erected on the site of the former Queen Elisabeth coalmine in Essen and on February 29th, 1956, it was put into operation. This was the beginning of the company history of CarboTech AC GmbH.